Credit By Demonstrated Mastery

Wake County Public School System has released information about Credit By Demonstrated Mastery, a process by which students can show mastery in a high school credit course without actually take the class.  Learn more at the county website or at one of the following informational sessions:

  • Tuesday, September 9, 6pm at Wakefield High School
  • Monday, September 15, 6pm at Green Hope High School
  • Tuesday, September 16, 6pm at Enloe High School
  • Thursday, September 18, 6pm at Knightdale High School
  • Monday, September 22, 6 pm at Leesville Road High School
  • Tuesday, September 23, 6pm at Middle Creek High School

See the Parent Session Flyer for further details on these meetings.

Fall Sports Tryouts Correction!

Fall sports tryouts (cheerleading, girls volleyball, football, and girls soccer) begin tomorrow, August 25!

Cheer, volleyball, and football will be from 3:15 – 5:15. Girls soccer will be from 3:15 – 5:00.

Our “This Week at Durant” that was posted earlier, stated tryouts would run until 4:45. We would like to apologize for that mistake and make sure everyone knew of the correct times.

For more information, and up to date information, please visit our DRMS Athletics Site.

Thank you!


This Week At Durant (8/25)

  • Softball intramurals take place this week on Monday and Tuesday from 3:15-5:00.  These are open to any 6th, 7th, or 8th graders.  Be sure to turn in the intramural form prior to participating.
  • Cheerleading, football, volleyball, and girls soccer tryouts will kick off Monday! Cheer, volleyball & football will be from 3:15-5:15. Girls soccer will be from 3:15-5:00.  Best of luck to everyone competing!
  • Cheerleading and football practices for the North Raleigh Athletic Association squads will be Monday through Thursday from 6-8PM in the cafeteria and field respectively.
  • It might seem early, but the 2014-2015 yearbook is in production and pre-ordering has begun! The price of the yearbook is currently $35, but that price is only good until August 31. Don’t miss out on the best deal of the year!!
  • Prices will only increase as the school year continues. Go to order a yearbook today. Please e-mail Mrs. Banks ( with any yearbook questions.
  • Check out the seventh edition of the Durant Dispatch here.  The Durant Dispatch is our weekly news show that recaps the events from the previous week and previews the upcoming week as well.  This week’s episode features a cameo from our latest correspondent: Barbie.
  • With fall sports approaching quickly, please consider following Durant Athletics on Twitter. By following us, you will have an inside look at all of the sports and stay up to date with how each team is doing. Follow as by clicking here:

School Messenger: August 22

Parents – please pick your students up in the bus lot at the conclusion of our dances.

School Picture Day for Tracks 1 & 3 will be on Monday August 25. Flyers were sent this past week. Tracks 2 and 4 pictures will be on September 15. Their flyers will be sent home on during the week of Sept 8.

Your student’s school bus may serve both year round and traditional calendar schools. You may notice your bus arrives a little later once traditional calendar schools open on Monday, August 25th. We want you to know that arrival times will improve as traditional calendar school families become familiar with new routines.

We provide Live Bus Updates online at Choose Durant Road Middle to see news for your bus.

Tryouts for Fall Sports will begin Monday August 25. Students cannot tryout unless they have turned in a completed WCPSS Middle School Athletic Participation Form (Form #2300).

GoPlaySave/Citipass books were due today. Please send in 30$ for your book or send the book back if you haven’t already. If you have questions, please contact Cheryl McNeil at

Please like our PTA Facebook page! The page is Durant Road Middle School PTA.

As always if you have any questions, please call our office at 919-870-4098! Have a Dolphintastic Weekend!

Transportation Update

Your student’s school bus may serve both year round and traditional calendar schools.  As a result, you may notice that the bus arrives a little later once the traditional calendar begins on Monday, August 25th.  Arrival times will improve as families across the county become familiar with new routines.  Please know that the Wake County ridership grows dramatically with the start of the traditional year and the steps we put in place this year are geared to improve efficiency and increase on-time delivery of students to school and home.

Live bus updates are available online at  Choose “Durant Road Middle” to see news for your bus.

Softball Intramurals & Mascot Information

Softball Information

  • Softball intramurals will start this Monday, August 25 from 3:15 to 5:00. Softball intramurals are open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls interested. You must turn in an intramural form to participate. See Mr. Mauder for the form or log on to our Durant softball page for more information.

Mascot Information

  • If you are a 7th or 8th grader interested in becoming the next school mascot, you must turn in the required paper work to Mr. Mauder by Monday, September 1st. Click here to be taken to our Mascot Information Page for the required paper work and more information. If you have any questions, see Mr. mauder or email him at